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Bread Workshop in Berkeley - Report

Morton the Mousse | Oct 10, 2005 01:41 PM

After reading a rather favorable review in the Chronicle last week, the Mrs. and I decided to check it out.

Rotisserie chicken is the centerpiece of the dinner. A dinner for two includes half a chicken, a salad, vegetables and bread.

The chicken was good. The breast meat, the true test of a chicken, was tender and juicy. The dark meat was great. We had the traditional rosemary garlic but they had a few other preparations with Spanish spices that looked interesting.

The vegetables tasted fresh, but there was nothing special about them. They weren't over cooked, they were just a bit bland. Same goes for the salad: the lettuce was fresh, it wasn't over dressed, just a bit bland.

Bread Workshop uses mostly organic, sustainable produce and meat. For $20, we got a lot of food, especially for an organic restaurant.

If you live in the area, I think chicken is worth checking out. I would put it on par with the chicken at Cafe Rouge. The lunch options deserve some attention to, particularly the sandwiches on freshly baked bread. I definitely want to try the Diestel turkey meatball sub and I will also return to try the sweets.

All in all, a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Worth trying if you live in the area and like chicken, not worth traveling over the bridge for.

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